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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.3

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.3
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-others,-fir, John Chandos, fir James Àudléy, thé lord of Mucident, fir Richard de Pontchardon» with their companies, advanced fo near to Chalons in Champagne, that they came to Chargny en Dormois #, where there was a very handfome and ftrong caftle. Having carefully examined it, they were very defirous of gaining this caftle, and direftly made an aflault on it. Within it were two good and valiant knights as governors : the name of one was fir John de Caples, • who bore for aims a crofs anchored fable, on a fhield on The attack was ffiarp and long : the two knights and their garrifon defended themfelves well ; and it behoved them fo to do, for they were aflaulted . very roughly. The lord of Mucident, who was a powerful and rich lord in Gafcony, advanced fo forward at this attack, that he received a fevere blow from a ftone on his helmet, through which it found a paflage to his head : he was fo badly wounded, that he could not be carried away, but died in the arms of his people. The other barons and knights were fo enraged at the death of the lord of Mucident, they fwpre they would never quit the place until they had conquered the caftle, and all that were in it. They renewed the aflault with double vigour f many gr. liant deeds . were performed : for the Gafcons, being irritated by the lofs of their lord, rufhed into the ditchesr clofe to the walls of the caftle, without fparing -them* felves, and, placing their fhields over their heads, * * Dormois, —a country of Champagne, diocefe of Rheims. ' climbed i6


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